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  • Why white British children as young as eight are pledging their lives to Allah

    03/06/2024 3:19:23 AM PST · by Cronos · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20th February 2024 | Sue Reed
    Eyes shining with excitement, the nine-year-old English boy in a dark Parka jacket holds up a certificate showing he has just converted to Islam. ‘You’re a Muslim, Rudi!’ cheers the imam as he hugs the child In his piping voice, the youngster has just recited the words of the Shahada, a strict Islamic creed pledging that there is ‘nothing worthy of worship but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger’. The mantra means he must now wash before praying five times a day, never eat pork and — when he is grown up — shun Western habits including drinking alcohol or...
  • Progressive Western women converting to Islam, sharing reasons on social media since 10/7 Hamas attack

    11/21/2023 2:34:37 AM PST · by Phoenix8 · 67 replies
    FOX ^ | 11/20/2023 | Hill
    A growing number of young, progressive Western women are converting to Islam, citing the Israel-Hamas war as motivation for the conversion – and they're documenting their journey on social media. Hoover Institution research fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali issued a warning on the new trend during "America's Newsroom," arguing young women are "throwing away" their freedom with the decision. "You are converting to throwing away your freedoms as a woman," Ali told Dana Perino on Monday. "Islamic scripture, Islamic law, Sharia law and Islamic practice is crystal clear about the position of women, and it's inferior to men. Your testimony is...
  • Millennials and Gen-Z women are sharing their conversion to Islam in wake of Israel-Hamas war, with 'leftist queer gremlin' from Boston among those TikToking her journey

    11/19/2023 5:02:33 AM PST · by knighthawk · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19 2023 | BETHAN SEXTON
    Millennial and Gen-Z women say they've been inspired to convert to Islam by the Israel-Hamas war - and are sharing their religious awakenings on TikTok. Recent converts say the conflict, which began with the murder of 1,200 Israelis on October 7, become a driving factor for their decision to join the Muslim faith. Experts suggested for many, the choice is the 'ultimate rebellion against the West'. Among those sharing their journey is a self-described 'leftist queer gremlin' named Alex, who recently purchased a copy of the Quran - even though most interpretations of Islam take a dim view of LGBT...
  • Muslims in Gaza Come to Christ after Seeing Jesus in Dreams, Report Says: It Was a ‘Miracle’

    11/17/2023 7:03:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 79 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | November 16, 2023 | Michael Foust
    Numerous Muslim men in Gaza came to Christianity in recent days after seeing Jesus in their dreams in what is being described as a “miracle,” according to a new report from underground Christians in the region. The report was first posted online by author and Christian apologist Michael Licona, who said, “God is working in the midst of war.” Licona is a professor of New Testament studies at Houston Christian University and the author of multiple books, including The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus and Paul Meets Muhammad. The report, he said, was “coming out of Palestine from underground...
  • Millions of Muslims are Converting to Christianity After Having Dreams and Visions of Jesus Christ

    11/30/2021 9:18:42 AM PST · by fireman15 · 45 replies
    Rumble ^ | 11/29/2021 | Dinesh D'Souza on Rumble
    Muslims by the millions are converting to Christianity. This has never happened before, and the astounding explanation given by many of the converts is that they are seeing dreams and visions of Jesus.
  • Illionois Muslim Parents Sue School after Teacher Allegedly Helped Their Daughter to Convert to Christianity

    07/19/2021 12:12:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 45 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 19 June 2021 | Michael Foust
    A Muslim couple is suing a Chicago-area school and alleging that a former history teacher helped convert their daughter to Christianity. According to the Daily Herald newspaper, the federal lawsuit against Community Unit District 300 in Algonquin, Ill., alleges violations of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The suit by Yosuf Chaudhry and Amena Alvi alleges that a former Jacobs High School teacher, Pierre Thorsen, gave their daughter a New International Version Study Bible and introduced her to other Christians. "It's derailed our whole life," Alvi said of the daughter's conversion....
  • The high cost of becoming a "no Religion" for American Muslims

    07/19/2021 12:10:00 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7 July 2021 | Ryan Burge
    ...No group of spiritual refugees is more organized, perhaps, than the Ex-Muslims of North America. Founded in 2013 as a nonprofit, EXMNA raises and spends funds to better understand its members’ experiences. Three years ago the group surveyed its membership, and the results offer a fascinating glimpse into not only the factors that make it more likely someone will leave Islam, but the challenges those leavers face. ...According to the survey of these people, defection from Islam happens at a very young age for many. When asked “How old were you when you left the faith?,” 16% of the sample...
  • Converting our citizens against the non-believers

    03/10/2011 7:23:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 1 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | 10 Mar 2011 | Melvin Bledsoe
    “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response” Committee on Homeland Security - US House of Representatives March 10, 2011 Thank you very much for allowing me to come here and tell the country what happened to my son. This hearing today is extremely important to begin the discussion about the issue of Islamic radicalization in America and my hope is that this Committee can somehow address this issue in a meaningful, productive way. First, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Private William Long, and to the wounded soldier,...
  • WHY MORE MUSLIMS ARE TURNING TO JESUS

    07/19/2019 7:05:22 AM PDT · by Cronos · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 28 June 2019 | David Garrison
    In the 8th century, the Great Imam, Abu Hanifa (699-767), coined the term "House of Islam" (Dar al-Islam) as those places where Muslims enjoyed peace and security under the rule of an Islamic government. The rest of the world Hanifa designated Dar al-Harb or "the House of War."... have found them to be overwhelmingly hospitable, reasonable, peace-loving people—yet staunchly opposed to the Christian gospel. A major reason for this was found in the roots of Islam. While many religions rejected the doctrine of Jesus as Messiah or the concept of the Trinity, Islam was the only major world religion born...
  • Life under ISIS led these Muslims to Christianity

    02/03/2019 2:56:34 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 43 replies
    NBCnews.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2019, 3:42 AM CST | Yuliya Talmazan
    Four years have passed since the Islamic State group's fighters were run out of Kobani, a strategic city on the Syrian-Turkish border, but the militants' violent and extreme interpretation of Islam has left some questioning their faith. A new church is attracting converts. It is the first local Christian place of worship for decades. “If ISIS represents Islam, I don’t want to be a Muslim anymore,” Farhad Jasim, 23, who attends the Church of the Brethren, told NBC News. “Their God is not my God.”
  • Sinead O'Connor converts to Islam and changes name to Shuhada'

    10/26/2018 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 26, 2018 | Bard Wilkinson, CNN
    Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has announced her conversion to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada' Davitt. "This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim," she wrote on Twitter on October 19. "This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant." The singer added: "I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada'." She spells her new name, which means "martyrs" in Arabic, with an apostrophe at the end.
  • CONVICTED: North Carolina Muslim who plotted to assassinate Pamela Geller and commit mass murder

    03/21/2018 10:04:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Gelllar Report ^ | 3/21/18 | Pamela Gellar
    ..at free speech event in Texas found GUILTY of recruiting for the Islamic StateErick Jamal Hendricks plotted to kill Pamela Geller and hundreds who attended AFDI’s free speech event in Garland, Texas. He was found guilty of aiding and abetting ISIS. Once again, the family covers and sanctions jihad and blames islamophobia (in other words, the victims). His mother told the Observer in 2016 that her son was “patriotic,” and was facing trumped-up charges because he is a converted Muslim. Hendricks had contacted Al-Ghazi over social media to recruit him months earlier. Al-Ghazi said Hendricks tested his religious knowledge...
  • Orthodoxy in America Has a Convert Problem

    09/21/2017 11:38:46 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 10 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | September 21, 2017 | Fr. Photius Avant
    The Orthodox Church in the United States has problems. One of the problems the Orthodox Church currently suffers in this country is a lack of converts. There are other problems as well: overlapping jurisdictions, lack of communication across jurisdictional lines, and a tendency to isolate ourselves from communities in which we live. But it is our lack of converts that strikes me as particularly troubling. Doubtlessly, some will correct me and remind me that the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Orthodox Church in America are made up largely of converts. While this is certainly the case, it may...
  • Muslims Converting to Christianity by the Hundreds in Finland

    08/28/2017 4:05:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 30, 2017 | ANUGRAH KUMAR
    Hundreds of asylum seekers from the Middle East, including from Iran and Iraq, have converted to Christianity in Finland, according to officials in the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran community. ....While some who are seeking to covert cited disillusionment with Islam as the key reason, others said they felt conversion will help them fit into the Finnish culture, according to Sputnik News, which also speculated that an underlying reason also could be to guard themselves against possible deportation. In Finland, 4.1 million of the 5.5 million people are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church....
  • Thousands of New Catholics to Be Welcomed by Catholic Church in the United States at Easter Vigil

    04/15/2017 1:15:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/ ^ | April 10, 2017 | USCCB.org staff
    Thousands of New Catholics to Be Welcomed by Catholic Church in the United States at Easter Vigil April 10, 2017 WASHINGTON—A married couple in their golden years, a couple inspired by their late daughter's legacy, and a salesman who heard Jesus' call to conversion on a stranger's porch, are among the thousands who will be welcomed into the Catholic Church on Easter Vigil, April 15, in parishes across the United States. All have participated in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a process of conversion and study in the Catholic faith for catechumens and candidates coming into full...
  • EWTN 'The Journey Home' 1-23-17 - Former Evangelical Don Johnson about his conversion experience

    01/23/2017 5:37:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Mon. Jan. 23 at 8:00 PM Tue. Jan. 24 at 1:00 AMMarcus Grodi interviews Former Evangelical Don Johnson about his conversion experience.  
  • Americans Sentenced in Afghan Torture (former Green Beret)

    09/16/2004 7:01:50 AM PDT · by 2banana · 5 replies · 413+ views
    Gadsden Times ^ | September 16th, 2004 | Stephen Graham
    Americans Sentenced in Afghan Torture By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer Three Americans - led by a former Green Beret who boasted he had Pentagon support - were found guilty Wednesday of torturing Afghans in a private jail and were sentenced to prison. After a 7 1/2-hour session in a stuffy Kabul courtroom, the three-judge panel was unanimous in convicting the former soldier, Jonathan Idema, and his right-hand man, Brent Bennett, on charges of entering Afghanistan illegally, making illegal arrests, establishing a private jail and torturing their captives. They were sentenced to 10 years. Edward Caraballo, a cameraman who said...
  • EWTN 'The Journey Home' 1-2-17 - Crystal and Drake McCalister, former Pentecostal Ministers

    01/02/2017 3:38:08 PM PST · by Coleus
    The Journey Home ^ | 01.02.17 | Marcus Grodi
      Mon. Jan. 02 at 8:00 PM Tue. Jan. 03 at 1:00 AMHost Marcus Grodi welcomes former Pentecostal Church ministers: Crystal and Drake McCalister. A rebroadcast from 1-3-11
  • PST: Every fifth extremist in Norway is a Muslim convert

    09/15/2016 7:58:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 15 Sep 2016 09:34 GMT+02:00 | (NTB/The Local)
    A new report from the Norwegian Police Security Service (Politiets Sikkerhetstjeneste — PST) has found that nearly every fifth radicalized Muslim is a convert to the religion. The PST study attempted to investigate the backgrounds of people in extreme Islamist groups. Everyone in the representative sample study by the security service had been radicalized in Norway and all were under the age of 40. A full 88 percent of the radicalized individuals have an ethnic background other than Norwegian and over 30 different nationalities are represented amongst the radicalized individuals. Some 76 percent of the extremists have Norwegian citizenship. The...
  • Church of England minister found out from online video that her Muslim convert son had died [tr]

    02/05/2016 1:47:18 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2016 | Jay Akbar
    A Church of England minister has told of how she learned of her jihadi son's death through a video posted online. Reverend Sue Boyce said she was 'horrified' to discover her son Jake Petty, who went by the alias Abu Yaqoob Britani, had fled the UK to join ISIS in Syria in July 2014. He continued to stay in touch with his distraught family over WhatsApp but 'went quiet' in mid August.